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Sinkewitz returns from doping drama to win opener of Settimana Ciclistica

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Patrik Sinkewitz (Meridiana).

Patrik Sinkewitz (Meridiana).
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MTN-Qhubeka.

MTN-Qhubeka.
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Patrick Sinkewitz beat Davide Rebellin to win stage one.

Patrick Sinkewitz beat Davide Rebellin to win stage one.
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Emanuele Sella (Androni-Venezuela).

Emanuele Sella (Androni-Venezuela).
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Manuel Bongiorno (Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox).

Manuel Bongiorno (Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox).
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Patrick Sinkewitz wins stage 1 of the 2013 Settimana Lombarda.

Patrick Sinkewitz wins stage 1 of the 2013 Settimana Lombarda.
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia) in action at Settimana Lombarda.

Fabio Duarte (Colombia) in action at Settimana Lombarda.
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Patrick Sinkewitz wins in Maltorta.

Patrick Sinkewitz wins in Maltorta.
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Patrick Sinkewitz leads the Settimana Lombarda.

Patrick Sinkewitz leads the Settimana Lombarda.
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Patrick Sinkewitz flanked by Davide Rebellin and Ivan Rovny.

Patrick Sinkewitz flanked by Davide Rebellin and Ivan Rovny.
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Patrick Sinkewitz beat Davide Rebellin and Ivan Rovny to take stage 1 of Settimana Lombarda.

Patrick Sinkewitz beat Davide Rebellin and Ivan Rovny to take stage 1 of Settimana Lombarda.
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Patrick Sinkewitz (Meridiana).

Patrick Sinkewitz (Meridiana).
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The gruppo lines up in Brembate di Sopra for Settimana Lombarda.

The gruppo lines up in Brembate di Sopra for Settimana Lombarda.
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The Leopard Trek Continental team at the 2013 Settimana Lombarda.

The Leopard Trek Continental team at the 2013 Settimana Lombarda.
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Daniele Colli, who signed for Vini Fantini-Selle Italia in June, with Andrea Noe.

Daniele Colli, who signed for Vini Fantini-Selle Italia in June, with Andrea Noe.
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Gianni Savio and his Androni-Venezuela team salute the crowds.

Gianni Savio and his Androni-Venezuela team salute the crowds.
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MTN-Qhubeka ready for the Settimana Lombarda.

MTN-Qhubeka ready for the Settimana Lombarda.
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Ethiopian champion Tsgabu Grmay (MTN-Qhubeka).

Ethiopian champion Tsgabu Grmay (MTN-Qhubeka).
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German Patrik Sinkewitz stormed back to the top of the sport after a lengthy battle against doping charges. The 32-year-old soloed away from a chasing group on a tough, hilly finale to take the first leader's jersey. Ivan Rovny (Ceramica Flaminia) out-sprinted Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice) from the chase group for second.

Sinkewitz became cycling's first positive for human growth hormone in 2011, but he questioned the validity of the test, which must distinguish between a substance naturally produced in the human body and the drug made in a factory.

In June, the German Sports Court decided that the WADA guidelines were not reliable, but the anti-doping agency for the country disagreed, and appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which has yet to decide on the case, which was heard at the end of August.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Meridiana Kamen Team3:47:30
2Ivan Rovny (Rus) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:00:16
3Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice
4Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo
5Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
6Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil
7Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
8Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:20
9Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka0:00:21
10Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
11Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest
12Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:36
13Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:38
14Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:39
15Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Katusha0:00:40
16Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
17Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
18Jan Hirt (Cze) Leopard Trek Continental
19Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
20Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:55
21Julian Da Arredondo Moreno (Col) Team Nippo-De Rosa
22Alexander Rybakov (Rus) RusVelo0:01:03
23Alessio Camilli (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa
24Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka
25Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard Trek Continental
26Robinson Ed Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia
27Fabio Taborre (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
28Marco Zamparella (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu0:01:09
29Carlos Jose Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:01:10
30Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia
31Nicola Dal Santo (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:01:15
32Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
33Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu0:01:25
34Primoz Roglic (Slo) Adria Mobil
35Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural
36Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) MTN-Qhubeka
37Niels Vandyck (Bel) Verandas Willems
38Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil
39Arkimed Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Lokosphinx0:01:50
40Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia
41Sergei Pomoshnikov (Rus) RusVelo
42Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha
43Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha
44Tom Thill (Lux) Leopard Trek Continental0:02:00
45Peter Kusztor (Hun) Utensilnord Ora24.eu0:02:05
46Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
47Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
48Davide Mucelli (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:02:16
49Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha
50Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural0:02:26
51Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia
52Alexander Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx
53Sergey Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx
54Alex Kirsch (Lux) Leopard Trek Continental0:03:06
55Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore & Vita
56Nurbolat Kulimbetov (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
57Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx0:03:56
58Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:04:06
59Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha
60Antonio Santoro (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest
61Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita
62Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia
63Alessandro Proni (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
64Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil
65Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa0:04:16
66Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa
67Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems
68Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:04:35
69Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:05:15
70Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
71Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
72Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
73Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa
74Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:05:34
75Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Adria Mobil
76Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
77Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka
78Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka
79Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx
80Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha
81Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka
82Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) RusVelo
83Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:05:56
84Artur Fedosseyev (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
85Viktor Okishev (Kaz) Continental Team Astana0:06:35
86Ibai Salas (Spa) Caja Rural
87Enzo Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural
88Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
89Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
90Uri Martins (Mex) Amore & Vita
91Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita
92Alessandro Mazzi (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu
93Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu
94Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
95Enrico Rossi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
96Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa
97Matteo Fedi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest
98Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
99Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo0:07:44
100Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) RusVelo
101Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
102Donago De Ieso (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
103Angelo Pagani (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:08:54
104Quentin Borcy (Bel) Verandas Willems
105Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka
106Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha
107Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Katusha
108Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
109Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
110Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:09:55
111Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu
112Ábel Kenyeneres (Hun) Utensilnord Ora24.eu
113Andrea Manfredi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:11:05
114Daniele Colli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:11:25
115Igor Boev (Rus) RusVelo
116Antonio Di Battista (Ita) Amore & Vita0:12:07
117Maxwell Stuart Durtschi (USA) Leopard Trek Continental0:13:05
118Bruno Maltar (Cro) Adria Mobil
119Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural
120Robbie Squire (USA) Amore & Vita
121Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems0:13:33
122Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:14:31
123Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:17:06
124Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice
125Pit Schlechter (Lux) Leopard Trek Continental
126Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural
127Daniel Holloway (USA) Amore & Vita
128Ramon Domene Reyes (Spa) Caja Rural
129Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia
130Julio Alexis Camacho Bernal (Col) Colombia
131Daniele Scampamorte (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu0:18:13
132Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia
133Olivier Poppe (Bel) Verandas Willems
134Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
135Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems
136Giacomo Forconi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest
137Massimo Demarin (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:18:28
138Adrian Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo-De Rosa
139Kristian Haugaard Jensen (Den) Leopard Trek Continental0:18:53
140Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
141Olivier Hofstetter (Swi) Leopard Trek Continental
142Michael Goolaerts (Bel) Verandas Willems0:20:29
143Guillaume Rase (Bel) Verandas Willems
DNFPavel Ptashkin (Rus) Lokosphinx
DNFMihkel Räim (Est) Amore & Vita
DNFLuka Grubic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFEndi _irol (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNSKohei Uchima (Jpn) Team Nippo-De Rosa
DNSPavel Potocki (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Meridiana Kamen Team3:47:20
2Ivan Rovny (Rus) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:00:20
3Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:22
4Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo0:00:26
5Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
6Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil
7Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
8Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:30
9Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka0:00:31
10Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
11Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest
12Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:46
13Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:00:48
14Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:49
15Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Katusha0:00:50
16Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
17Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
18Jan Hirt (Cze) Leopard Trek Continental
19Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
20Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:01:05
21Julian Da Arredondo Moreno (Col) Team Nippo-De Rosa
22Alexander Rybakov (Rus) RusVelo0:01:13
23Alessio Camilli (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa
24Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka
25Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard Trek Continental
26Robinson Ed Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia
27Fabio Taborre (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
28Marco Zamparella (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu0:01:19
29Carlos Jose Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:01:20
30Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia
31Nicola Dal Santo (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:01:25
32Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
33Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu0:01:35
34Primoz Roglic (Slo) Adria Mobil
35Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural
36Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth) MTN-Qhubeka
37Niels Vandyck (Bel) Verandas Willems
38Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil
39Arkimed Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Lokosphinx0:02:00
40Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia
41Sergei Pomoshnikov (Rus) RusVelo
42Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha
43Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha
44Tom Thill (Lux) Leopard Trek Continental0:02:10
45Peter Kusztor (Hun) Utensilnord Ora24.eu0:02:15
46Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
47Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
48Davide Mucelli (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:02:26
49Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha
50Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural0:02:36
51Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia
52Alexander Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx
53Sergey Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx
54Alex Kirsch (Lux) Leopard Trek Continental0:03:16
55Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore & Vita
56Nurbolat Kulimbetov (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
57Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx0:04:06
58Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:04:16
59Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha
60Antonio Santoro (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest
61Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita
62Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia
63Alessandro Proni (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
64Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil
65Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa0:04:26
66Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa
67Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems
68Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:04:45
69Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:05:25
70Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
71Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
72Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
73Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa
74Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:05:44
75Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Adria Mobil
76Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
77Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka
78Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka
79Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx
80Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha
81Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka
82Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) RusVelo
83Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:06:06
84Artur Fedosseyev (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
85Viktor Okishev (Kaz) Continental Team Astana0:06:45
86Ibai Salas (Spa) Caja Rural
87Enzo Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural
88Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
89Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
90Uri Martins (Mex) Amore & Vita
91Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita
92Alessandro Mazzi (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu
93Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu
94Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
95Enrico Rossi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
96Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa
97Matteo Fedi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest
98Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
99Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo0:07:54
100Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) RusVelo
101Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
102Donago De Ieso (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
103Angelo Pagani (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox0:09:04
104Quentin Borcy (Bel) Verandas Willems
105Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka
106Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha
107Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Katusha
108Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
109Nikita Umerbekov (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
110Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:10:05
111Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu
112Ábel Kenyeneres (Hun) Utensilnord Ora24.eu
113Andrea Manfredi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:11:15
114Daniele Colli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:11:35
115Igor Boev (Rus) RusVelo
116Antonio Di Battista (Ita) Amore & Vita0:12:17
117Maxwell Stuart Durtschi (USA) Leopard Trek Continental0:13:15
118Bruno Maltar (Cro) Adria Mobil
119Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural
120Robbie Squire (USA) Amore & Vita
121Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems0:13:43
122Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:14:41
123Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:17:16
124Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polsat Polkowice
125Pit Schlechter (Lux) Leopard Trek Continental
126Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural
127Daniel Holloway (USA) Amore & Vita
128Ramon Domene Reyes (Spa) Caja Rural
129Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia
130Julio Alexis Camacho Bernal (Col) Colombia
131Daniele Scampamorte (Ita) Utensilnord Ora24.eu0:18:23
132Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia
133Olivier Poppe (Bel) Verandas Willems
134Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Continental Team Astana
135Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems
136Giacomo Forconi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest
137Massimo Demarin (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:18:38
138Adrian Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo-De Rosa
139Kristian Haugaard Jensen (Den) Leopard Trek Continental0:19:03
140Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
141Olivier Hofstetter (Swi) Leopard Trek Continental
142Michael Goolaerts (Bel) Verandas Willems0:20:39
143Guillaume Rase (Bel) Verandas Willems

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